The victim in a 1994 cold case death has been identified through a DNA sample.
In 2021, the Riverside County DA’s Regional Cold Case Homicide Team had a DNA sample created for the purposes of forensic genealogy. In mid-December 2021, the Cold Case Team was notified that the state Department of Justice had issued a final report showing strong support that the victim in the 1994 death was Patricia Cavallaro, with a birthdate of March 22, 1937.
Authorities are asking that anyone with any information about Jose Manuel Martinez Garcia or who may have been a victim of this defendant contact Sr. DA Investigator Claudia Herrera at (760) 863-7809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The DA’s Bureau of Investigation, Major Fraud Unit investigated this case. The Bureau is continuing to investigate numerous EDD fraud-related cases and expects further future arrests in other cases.